Today Qualcomm has unveiled their latest fast charging technology that takes the form of Quick Charge 3.0, that builds on the technology used previously in its Quick Charge systems.
The latest Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology is capable of taking a battery from flat to 80 percent charge in just 35 minutes and is twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and is 38 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0.
The Quick Charge 3.0 system will be available in a variety of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors that include the 820, 620, 618, 617, and 430. Qualcomm explained more about how the new technology functions in its press release :
Qualcomm Technologies continues to push the boundaries with Quick Charge 3.0, our fastest, most efficient charging technology to date. Quick Charge 3.0 is engineered to refuel devices up to four times faster than conventional charging. Now consumers can spend even less time charging, and can grab and go more quickly.
How does it work? Quick Charge 3.0 employs Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV), an algorithm which allows your portable device to determine what power level to request at any point in time, enabling optimum power transfer while maximizing efficiency. It also supports wider voltage options, allowing a mobile device to dynamically adjust to the ideal voltage level supported by that specific device. Specifically, Quick Charge 3.0 offers a more granular range of voltages: 200mV increments, from 3.6V to 20V. That way your phone can target one of dozens of power levels.
The technology has the same easy-to-implement design for OEMs as previous versions. It’s 100 percent backward-compatible with Quick Charge 1.0 and Quick Charge 2.0 devices, and it supports a broad range of connectors: Quick Charge 3.0 can be implemented with USB Type-A, USB micro, USB Type-C, or proprietary connectors. Quick Charge 2.0 is supported by a far-reaching assortment of certified accessories, including wall chargers, car chargers, battery packs, and power controllers; next-generation chargers will support Quick Charge 3.0.
For more information on the latest Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology introduced this week by Qualcomm jump over to the official website via the link below.